Shoutmeloud makes money through several channels. One of the ways it generates money is through affiliate marketing. Harsh Agrawal, the owner of the blog, decided to drop AdSense as the main source of making money for alternatives like affiliate marketing; currently, he earns through:
- Affiliate marketing
- Sponsored articles
- Paid Reviews
- Direct banners
- Selling eBooks
Shoutmeloud earns over $25,000 through affiliate marketing. Ever since Shoutmeloud started blogging in 2008, it has been revealing income status through frequent reports, by January 2020 the income for the blog was averaging $35,000 per month.
Here are some of the affiliate programs Shoutmeloud monetizes with:
Bluehost(read more here)
SEMRush seo tool (Read more here)
A2 hosting (Read more here)
Kinsta web hosting(Read more here)
At first I used to wonder how the blog makes money, that time I was earning through AdSense—I didn’t see AdSense on the blog. Later I came to learn that Shoutmeloud is among the richest blogs in India courtesy of affiliate marketing.
Harsh Agrawal charges $500-$1200 to review a product, sometimes up to $3000 based on the advertiser’s requirements. The blogger also sells an e-book he has written about blogging and affiliate marketing; it fetches over $500 per month.
Bluehost generates in excess of $25,000 for Shoutmeloud every month—sometimes the money spikes to $30,000 especially during Black Friday promotion.
If a company wants to place a banner on Shoutmeloud, they have to pay more than $3,000 per month. Web hosting firms and SEO companies are the regular advertisers on the blog.
A single sponsored post costs between $400 and $1,500. Shoutmeloud gets up to 10 sponsored posts in a month.
If you are an upcoming blogger, it’s good to follow the footsteps of Shoutmeloud, but it’s not easy to earn what the blog generates. For newbies, Google AdSense, Ezoic and MGID are the best ways to generate money for your blog. Remember, Shoutmeloud gets over 1.5 million visits per month and most of them are serious bloggers. It’s after your blog reaches this level that you can start thinking of earning from affiliate marketing or paid reviews. Shoutmeloud earns over $30,000 per month because the owner is a good marketer.